The Fife Arms Needle-Felted Red Squirrel


One of our best-beloved woodland animals, the red squirrel is endangered in England but still a delightfully common sight in Scotland, particularly in the conifer forests of the Highlands. Smaller and daintier than grey squirrels, they have charming ear tufts, bright eyes and an alert expression.

Doreen Cowe uses fleeces from farms local to her home in Aberdeen to make her sustainable needle-felted creations. She uses wool from Texel sheep, which is thick and strong, for creating the bodies of the animals, and wool from Shetland sheep, which is beautifully soft and comes in a gorgeous palette of muted shades, for their outsides. She hand paints the final details to give each animal its unique expression and character.

Due to ongoing issues across the UK with all delivery platforms, we cannot guarantee arrival of your purchases before the January 4th. Thank you for your patience. 

Our shipping charges are calculated live at the checkout with our delivery partner DHL Express. 

If applicable, international duties and taxes are also calculated at checkout. 

Items are shipped directly from:

The Fife Arms, Mar Rd, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YN, Scotland.​

The information contained in this Shipping and Returns Policy is subject to our Online Shop Terms and should be read in conjunction with them.

We aim to dispatch all orders within 5 working days. 
Please note that we do not deliver to all destinations from all of our shipping locations, and we are unable to deliver items to the following destinations from any of our shipping locations: Aaland Islands, Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Georgia, Gibraltar, Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Timor Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.

Returns & Exchanges

Important information
If on receipt of your product you are uncertain about your purchase, please keep your product in the original packaging until you have decided whether or not you wish to keep it.

If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, you can return it to us no later than 28 days from the date you receive it and provided the item is in saleable condition, we will refund or exchange the item(s), excluding any delivery charges.

Returns are only accepted online for products purchased directly from our online shop and shall be made in accordance with our Online Shop Terms of Use.
Return shipping will be charged at standard shipping rates based on your shipping location.

Making a return
To arrange a return or exchange, please contact customer services using the above below or by email at
On receipt of your returns request, we will email you a returns label to attach to the packaged item(s).If you would like to arrange a return via home collection or a collection point drop off, please inform us when you submit your returns request and we can help organise this with you.
When returning items to The Fife Arms, please ensure that they are well packaged and protected from damage in transit, within the original packaging. 
You are responsible for each item until we receive it.
All items will be inspected upon return.
Once we have received your returned item(s), we will arrange a refund, excluding any shipping costs, which will be paid in accordance with our Online Shop Terms.


Doreen Cowe

Doreen Cowe takes her inspiration from the Scottish countryside and the animals that call it home to design her needle-felted creations.

She works from her home in Aberdeen and sources her wool locally, selecting fleeces from farms in the north east of Scotland before washing and dyeing them by hand.

Texel fleeces, which are strong and durable, make up the body of the animals, while softer Shetland wool is used to provide the texture and hues for the fur.

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